Fr John Therry Catholic Primary School, Coding Courses, Term 4, 2018

For Fr John Therry Catholic Primary School Students Only

Beginners and Advanced Coding Courses for Y3 – Y6 Students

BEGINNERS CODING COURSE

The Coding Fundamentals, Beginners coding course consists of four levels and 25 projects, which students develop throughout the course. The main goal of the course is to ensure students understand programming fundamentals and are able to apply their coding skills and knowledge by confidently creating software projects including a famous Breakout game, developed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Slither.io. Using block-based coding in Scratch (developed by MIT Media Lab), students will be introduced to the main computer science concepts & coding terminology such as loops, conditionals and variables. Students will be closely guided through creation, but will be able to individually personalise their projects adding more features and functionality.

Beginners
Level 2 Course
Scratch

Thursday
7:45 am – 8:45 am

 

 

Location: Fr John Therry Catholic Primary School, Stage 3 Classrooms (Eaton Street Campus)
Time: Every Thursday, 7:45 am – 8:45 am
Duration: 8 weeks, from 18 October till 6 December
Fee: $152 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y3 – Y6 students with no or just a little previous coding experience.
Equipment: Y3-Y5 students are to bring their own Chromebooks. Y6 students will use the school devices. We will also will have 20 laptops just in case.

 

 

 

 

ADVANCED CODING COURSE

During the Advanced coding course consists of four levels and 25 sophisticated software projects, which students develop using block-based programming environment Scratch (developed by MIT Media Lab). During this course students will learn and apply more complex computer science concepts such as booleans, recursive algorithms and lists. Students will also be introduced to the basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), user interface design and user input validation. Students will both be guided through the creation of projects such as Two-Player and Quiz games and will be given an opportunity to define and develop their own projects independently with a minimal guidance. The benefit of this project based curriculum is that students are able to accomplish a number of original projects themselves, hence they understand the subject matter more deeply.

Advanced
Level 2 Course
Scratch

Thursday
7:45 am – 8:45 am

 

 

Location: Fr John Therry Catholic Primary School, Stage 3 Classrooms (Eaton Street Campus)
Time: Every Thursday, 7:45 am – 8:45 am
Duration: 8 weeks, from 18 October till 6 December
Price: $152 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y3 – Y6 students with previous coding experience
Equipment: Y3-Y5 students are to bring their own Chromebooks. Y6 students will use the school devices. We will also will have 20 laptops just in case.